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`Download Epub õ Travels with Alice Í This delightful book collects Calvin Trillin s accounts of his trips to Europe with his wife, Alice, and their two daughters In Taormina, Sicily, they cheerfully disagree with Mrs Tweedie sassertion that the beautiful town is being spoilt, and skip the Grand Tour in favor of swimming holes, table soccer, and taureaux piscine In Paris, they spend a day on the Champs Elys es comparing Freetime s le Hitburger to McDonald s Big Mac In Spain, Trillin wonders whether he will run out of Spanish the way someone might run out of flour or eggs Filled with Trillin s characteristic humor, Travels with Alice is the perfect book for summer travelers I didn t like Trillin s writing at all Way too many adjectives that clutter the text, too much beating around the bush He goes on and on and on about Mrs Tweedie s opinions on Taormina if I wanted to read pages and pages of someone else s views, I would have bought that someone else s book Then he goes on and on about taureaux piscine , a fun and curious activity which became very boring and annoying after reading about it for the Nth time Overall I think Trillin tried too hard to be funn I didn t like Trillin s writing at all Way too many adjectives that clutter the text, too much beating around the bush He goes on and on and on about Mrs Tweedie s opinions on Taormina if I wanted to read pages and pages of someone else s views, I would have bought that someone else s book Then he goes on and on about taureaux piscine , a fun and curious activity which became very boring and annoying after reading about it for the Nth time Overall I think Trillin tried too hard to be funny and entertaining that he overloaded his text with repeated information and unnecessary decorations I really enjoyed this charming, funny book about travel and food In the beginning he discusses how Americans travel and I was laughing so hard it almost hurt He talks about long summer trips in the backseat of a car driving across America It reminded me of my youth when we took 3 weeks every summer and travelled across America and Canada We would be driving across theboring parts of Texas and my dad would yell at us to get our noses out of our books and look at the lovely scenery he I really enjoyed this charming, funny book about travel and food In the beginning he discusses how Americans travel and I was laughing so hard it almost hurt He talks about long summer trips in the backseat of a car driving across America It reminded me of my youth when we took 3 weeks every summer and travelled across America and Canada We would be driving across theboring parts of Texas and my dad would yell at us to get our noses out of our books and look at the lovely scenery he spent thousands of dollars for us to see Really Sagebrush The book then evolves into a story of how he and his wife took their daughters around the world to experience food and culture, sort of Part of the cultural hunt included finding the best hamburger in Paris and finding baby foot games in Italy Baby foot is like the game Chandler and Joey played in Friends Although a little outdated now, it was written in the 1980 s, it is still fun Calvin Trillin seems like someone you d like as a friend He s witty, full of good stories, and can appreciate the smaller pleasures the world has to offer His writing suggests that it s better to be warm, amusing, and inclusive than edgy, preposterous, and bigger than life This book ties together anecdotes and observations from various trips he, his wife Alice, and their girls had taken through the years Local cuisine was often a focus My own wife and I liked Alice s criterion for judging t Calvin Trillin seems like someone you d like as a friend He s witty, full of good stories, and can appreciate the smaller pleasures the world has to offer His writing suggests that it s better to be warm, amusing, and inclusive than edgy, preposterous, and bigger than life This book ties together anecdotes and observations from various trips he, his wife Alice, and their girls had taken through the years Local cuisine was often a focus My own wife and I liked Alice s criterion for judging the gelati in Italy Crema is the perfect numeraire I also thought Trillin s tip for fitting in at a Paris caf was useful It involved staring abjectly into space muttering, Quelle ironique As a family, they enjoyed staying in the same out of the way town in France every summer, indulging in local pleasures such as table top foosball Reading Travels with Alice we see the virtues of alaid back approach to life, sans glitz Note to self read Trillin s homage to Alice written after she passed away sure to be affecting Now this waslike it Delightful travel book by this staff writer for the New York Times is essentially a food tour through So France, Italy, New York, Barbados and parts between I loved this book on so many levels, not the least of which was that most of the places he describes in scrumptuous detail are places where I have been I love reading what might have been had we not been on a tour Specifically, you must learn about taureaux piscine, which combines bullfighting and swimming S Now this waslike it Delightful travel book by this staff writer for the New York Times is essentially a food tour through So France, Italy, New York, Barbados and parts between I loved this book on so many levels, not the least of which was that most of the places he describes in scrumptuous detail are places where I have been I love reading what might have been had we not been on a tour Specifically, you must learn about taureaux piscine, which combines bullfighting and swimming Seriously Watch the video and read the description in the middle of the curve.blogspot.com 2007 11 taureaux p This is the kind of touring I d like to do if a we were rich and b Walt enjoyed eating as much as I do Alice, by the way, is Trillin s wife, often referred to as la principessa